The Cheapest Option Isn’t Always the Best Option

There are people who get a thrill out of finding a good deal. They might tell you about the time they badgered that car salesman until he knocked $5,000 off the asking price and threw in floor mats. Their idea of fun is ransacking bargain bins, and their palms get all sweaty at the mention of Black Friday. They always want the cheapest option. Are they wrong?

Sometimes the cheapest option is okay

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to, and sometimes the cheapest option is OK. You still know the score at the end of the game in nosebleed seats, and a winter coat that’s marked down 80% because it’s July will still keep you warm next winter. However, there are times when the cheapest option isn’t the way to go. Sometimes the cheapest option will even end up costing you more money in the long run.

There are plenty of third party repair companies offering cheap Indramat repairs. You can even find cheap Indramat components on eBay and other online sites. More often than not, you get what you pay for. If you go for bottom dollar on Indramat repairs and parts, you typically get inferior service and components. Sure, you’re getting the cheapest option, but you could be dealing with a moonlighting tinkerer and a servo drive that’s been soldered together with suspect bits and pieces.

It’s possible to get good service and quality parts at an affordable price. If prices seem suspiciously low, however, you should probably be suspicious.

The true cost

Quick fixes and the cheapest option can often lead to more costly problems. Industrial motion control systems require precision, and things have to be exact to ensure that everything runs smoothly. A casually soldered part can end up causing errors and damage your machinery. So not only did you pay for the initial part, but you’re now having to pay for another part, and take care of any additional repairs caused by that defective part.

We specialize in Indramat motion control systems. We offer evaluation and measurement, repair, remanufacturing, retrofitting, and we have the largest supply of emergency replacement parts in the country. Fix it right the first time, and call us today!